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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady destroyed a cellphone containing nearly 10,000 text messages the Wells Report investigators had requested Brady hand over on or about the day he was interviewed by Ted Wells, who led the Deflategate investigation. (Credit: AP)

NFL Goes On Offense In Pushing Deflategate To Federal Court

The National Football League went on the offensive Tuesday to kick off what's likely to be a contentious federal court battle after Commissioner Roger Goodell's much-anticipated decision to uphold New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his part in "Deflategate."

  • Forced Arbitration Brings Stay, Not Dismissal, 2nd Circ. Says

    The Second Circuit on Tuesday deepened the appellate split on whether compelled arbitration should dismiss or stay lawsuits, finding that a customer's proposed class action accusing Verizon Wireless Inc. of concealed billing practices should be paused while the two sides go to mediation.

  • Judge Slashes $150M Jury Award After Fatal Jeep Fire Trial

    A judge reduced a Georgia jury's award against Fiat Chrysler LLC to the parents of a boy who burned to death in a Jeep Grand Cherokee from $150 million to $40 million, after the parents indicated they'd accept a "reasonable" reduction of that award.

  • Texas Court Won't Revive $1B Entergy Theft Claims

    A Texas appeals court Tuesday affirmed its decision to void class certification and claims in a $1 billion Texas Theft Liability Act suit against Entergy Corp. for allegedly inflating electric bills through an energy-purchasing scheme.

  • NFL Commissioner Upholds Brady's Deflategate Suspension

    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has denied New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over the so-called Deflategate controversy involving underinflated footballs used in a playoff game last year, the league said Tuesday.

  • DC Circ. Upholds Most Of EPA Air Pollution Rule

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday largely upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to control cross-state air pollution, but ordered the agency to reconsider emissions budgets criticized as unfairly strict by a handful of states.

  • Mead Johnson Pays SEC $12M To Settle FCPA Claims

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday said Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. will pay $12 million to settle claims that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when distributors in China allegedly bribed staff at state-owned hospitals to promote the company’s line of infant formula.